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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)

LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
  • Laid down, 3 June 1944, at Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston, S.C.
  • Launched, 27 June 1944
  • Commissioned USS LSM-160, 16 August 1944, LT. Royal B. Embree Jr. USNR in command
  • During WWII USS LSM-160 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LSM Flotilla One, LCDR. H. B. Taliaferro USN (28);
    LSM Group Two, LCDR. H. G. Maxey USNR;
    LSM Division Three and participated in the following campaign:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Okinawa Gunto operation
    Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 8 to 18 June 1945
  • Following World War II USS LSM-160 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 17 September to 15 October 1945
  • Decommissioned, 10 December 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • USS LSM-160 earned one battle star for World War II service
  • Final Disposition, sold 12 August 1958, to Ship Supply Corp., Brooklyn, N.Y., converted to a barge, fate unknown
    Displacement 520 t.(light), 743 t. (landing) 1,095 t.(fully loaded)
    Length 203' 6" (ovl)
    Beam 34' 6"
    light, 3' 6" forward, 7' 8" aft
    fully loaded, 6' 4" forward, 8' 3" aft
    Speed 13.2 kts. (max.), (928 tons displacement)
    5 officers
    54 enlisted
    one twin bow mounted 40mm gun
    four single 20mm gun mounts
    Vehicle/Boat Capacity 5 medium or 3 heavy tanks, or 6 LVT's, or 9 DUKW's
    Fuel Capacity
    Diesel 1,225 Bbls
    Troop Accommodations
    2 officers
    46 enlisted
    Armor 10-lb. STS splinter shield to gun mounts, pilot house and conning station
    Endurance 4,900 miles @ 12kts.(928 tons displacement)
    two General Motors (model GM 16-278A, reversible with hydraulic clutch) Diesel engines, direct drive with 1,440 BHP each @ 720rpm
    Ship's Service Generators
    two Diesel-drive 100Kw 450V A.C.
    one Diesel-drive 20Kw 120V D.C.
    twin propellers, 2,800shp

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    LSM-160 87k USS LSM-160 crew photo. Probably the commissioning crew photo taken, circa August 1944 at Charleston, S.C. Note; Franklyn R. Tibbets is at far left, back row, with rifle slung over his shoulder. Rob Tibbets for his father Franklyn R. Tibbets USS LSM-160
    LSM-160 61k USS LSM-160, USS LSM-161 along with a number of unidentified LSMs beached on Luzon Island, P.I., date unknown. Al Noble to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-160 72k USS LSM-160 beached in Subic Bay, Philippine Islands, 15 January 1946. Photo by Leonor Art Studio, Philippines. Rob Tibbets for his father Franklyn R. Tibbets USS LSM-160
    LSM-160 80k USS LSM-160 beached in Subic Bay, Philippine Islands, 15 January 1946, crew photo. Back of the photo listing of crew members: Back row (L to R) Roberts, Noel D.; Smith, Roy M.; Davis, Joe; Davis, Jack; Oleson; Carlson; Judge, Bill; Pizza, Angelo; Oulliber, "Buddie"; Carone, S. P.; Leonard, Dick; Potouk, "Doc" (passenger); Mathews, Fred; Jalith, Gierard; Campbell, Warren Louis, Fair, Bill; Yniquez, Dick; Logan, Harold. Front Row (L-R) Frances, Bob; Shirf; Henderson, Hank; Jacobsen, Orville, D'Andrea; Conrad; Richardson; Breem, Ed; Wolfe; Dix; Herold; Scozzafava, Frank; Wiseman, Carl; Joyce, Junior; Lee, Bill; Drake, Johnny; Tibbets, Franklyn. Photo by Leonor Art Studio, Philippines. Rob Tibbets for his father Franklyn R. Tibbets USS LSM-160

    The history extract for USS LSM-160 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Embree Jr., Royal B., USNR16 August 1944 - February 1946
    02LTjg. Oulliber, Walter Leroy, USNRFebruary 1946 - 13 April 1946
    03LT. Smith Jr., Edwin Paul, USN13 April 1946 - 1946
    04LTjg. Tollefson, Leif (Swede) USN1946 - 10 December 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    USS LSM-LSMR Association
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